Events Calendar

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Lecture Series: Michael Tougias

February 5, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Photo of HMS Bounty replica sinking during hurricane Sandy, 29 October 2012

“The Rescue of the Bounty”

Thursday, February 5 • 7 p.m.
Presented by Michael Tougias

On October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail the HMS Bounty from New London, Connecticut to St. Petersburg, Florida. Walbridge was well aware that a hurricane called Sandy was forecast to come up the Eastern seaboard. He explained to his crew of 15 that the ship would fare better at sea than at port, and that he thought he could sail “around the hurricane.” He told the crew that anyone who did not want to come on the voyage could leave the ship and there would be no hard feelings. No one took the captain up on his offer.

Read more or buy tickets


February 5, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Category:


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
+ Google Map
(757) 596-2222


Mark Arduini
(757) 591-7749